Those who value “Freedom & Equitable Governance” identify with Hugo Chavez
Thomas Jefferson would have respected and thought kindly of the leadership of President Hugo Chavez. Both men believed in the power of the people and their ability to govern themselves and, both men, though born many decades apart, had a bad taste in their political mouths when it came to the “Oligarchy” whose insatiable gr$$d knew/knows no bounds.
Many ugly, distorted, as well as positives comments, thoughts, ideas will come out about this man, Hugo Chavez, who was born to a poor Venezuelan family.
I also wonder how many will honestly touch on the heart of this man! Against all odds, when it came to his nation’s sovereignty, Hugo excelled. What began as 1000 co-ops, escalated to 100 thousand co-ops. Hugo had, in 12 short years, turned the extreme poverty that was prevalent in Venezuela for longer then most can remember, in half. He nationalized Venezuela’s Oil Industry. What a concept!
How many Americans know anything about leaders like Chavez? Leaders which “We”, with hidden agendas, ostracize or murder via coups or assassinations. What do “We” know about the many coups this nation, America, has been involved in? Coups performed after a duly elected leader passed the peoples of that countries smell test but, not to the liking of our oligarchical criminal design?
How many Americans know or even understand why Chavez, early in his career, while in the military, participated in a coup? Venezuela’s then leader had used extreme measures to quell a protest led by the poor of Venezuela. Chavez was ordered to murder his countrymen. Chavez he refused. He spent 2 years in prison. If you want to stand in judgment learn the facts and stop being a party to the propaganda that is also corrupting US!.
America’s been led by that which Jefferson feared would happen. Ruled, “Without Mercy”, by a deceitful Plutocratic Oligarchic mentality and it’s been going and growing for many decades now.
The ugly actions of our government is a direct reflection on US! It is not enough to say I did not do this or that! What is done in the name of a country by those who would “Dare” act unscrupulously becomes the problem of the citizens of that nation.
If “We” were asleep, complacent, insensitive to the bogus actions of those who have led this nation all these past decades, then, given the events unfolding here on American soil, demands that an excuse of ignorance can no longer apply!
“We”, our constitution, our Bill Of Rights, are now going through the dangerous times that Jefferson feared, should “We” let our guard down, would happen. Nationalize the resources of a nation! What a concept. That is, unless your part of an oligarchical mentality.
If Hugo Chavez accomplished anything worthwhile in his short 12 years as the leader, the bright light, of Venezuela, Hugo proved that great courage, determination and love of his countrymen and women, was not only his goal, but well worth his effort. The citizens of Venezuela are a stronger force today then ever before in their history and that is a huge part of Hugo’s legacy.
President Chavez gave Venezuelans back what had been viciously stolen from them by gr$$d merchants. Hugo gave them back something money can’t buy; “Their Self Worth”. President Hugo Chavez not only encouraged his people to rally/gather/protest, Hugo led his “People to Rumble”.
Those who value “Freedom & Equitable Governance ARE Hugo Chavez”
RIP Hugo Chavez! Your “Brave Heart” leadership will be remembered kindly by those who value “Justice For The Least Of These” History will remember your gracious heart kindly.
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Dead: Hero Of The Poor And Middle Class In Words & Deeds
“What the article does not state is that Venezuela was sabotaged by the business class and it was for that reason that the economy suffered. What the article does not state is that inasmuch as all the Venezuelan independent media completely caricatured the man with racial epithets, with continuous attacks on his presidency, and his policies of helping the poor, the people were always out in the streets to support him.
What the article fails to state is that every government has corruption. One does not have to leave the shores of the United States to see the billions of American taxpayer dollars being robbed by private and public corruption.
Hugo Chavez attempted a coup to overthrow the previous president, Carlos Andres Perez in 1992 because of the massacre he effected on his own people and massive government corruption. It was unsuccessful and Chavez was jailed. Perez was subsequently impeached in 1993 for embezzlement. Chavez was elected democratically in 1998 and have been subsequently re-elected till his death.
One cannot understand the real political dynamics in Latin America through the lens of American main stream media. They are governed by entities that fear providing accurate coverage of successful democratic takeover of the any country’s government by the masses as it could be a local template.
Oliver Stone’s “South Of The Border” is a documentary that gives a superficial understanding on the Latin American plight. It is sufficiently informative. However, Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine” illustrates in much more detail the pain that was inflicted on these countries.
No one knows how Venezuela will transition. Will they continue with a model that provides the poor access to the middle class and beyond or will they return to an oligarchical model?
Rest In Peace President Hugo Chavez, You Are The Hero Of The Poor